Orlando International Airport ceases commercial operations on September 3 due to Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian 2019

The National Weather Service has placed the Central Florida region under a Tropical Storm Warning which means Orlando International Airport could see sustained tropical storm winds of between 40-45 miles per hour which prevent the safe operation of automated people mover systems and places first responders in harm’s way when responding to emergency situations.

As a result of the warning, Orlando International Airport will cease commercial operations at 2 a.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Operations will resume subject to safe weather conditions.

In close consultation with the National Weather Service, airlines and airport stakeholders, airport leadership has determined it is in the best interest of the Orlando International Airport passengers and employees to cease operations.



Hurricane Dorian is dangerously close to the East Central Florida coast and sustained tropical force winds are forecasted to impact portions of Orange County as early as tomorrow afternoon. A slight fluctuation westward by the storm could bring those tropical storm winds to all of Orange County.

Because of the uncertainty of the storm’s track and the need to complete storm preparations by the airport and air carriers, airport executive leadership has determined ceasing commercial operations is necessary.

Passengers are encouraged to contact their individual airlines for changes to flight schedules.

Travelers are also advised to make individual shelter and lodging accommodations prior to arriving at the airport because ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IS NOT A SHELTER.


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